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Bullying has been proven to be a leading cause of youth violence, eating disorders, substance abuse, low grades, truancy, dropping out of school, self-injury an suicide. Read the following statistics:
Bullying Post Tramautic Stress Disorder: Researchers at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., looked at more than 350 teens treated for any reason in the hospital's ER. They found that 46.5 percent reported violence at the hands of other teens, nearly 47 percent said they had been targets of cyberbullying, and nearly 59 percent said they had been exposed to community violence. More than 23 percent reported PTSD symptoms, nearly 14 percent had moderate or serious symptoms of depression, and about 11 percent said they had suicidal thoughts within the previous year.
Obesity and Eating Disorders:
A 2003 survey reported 13.5 percent of high school students as
obese. Overall obesity reported in high school boys was 17.3
percent, nearly double that of girls, which was 9.4 percent. In
the United States, conservative estimates indicate that, after
puberty, 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men
are struggling with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia,
binge eating disorder, or borderline conditions.
Source: National Eating Disorders Association
33% of Anorexia respondents reported the onset of their illness
between the ages of 11-15 and 43% reported the onset between the
ages of 16-20.
Source: ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and
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